TO increase my baby weight

Shirisha - posted on 04/29/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )





Recently i had C-Section due to Complete Placenta Previa, I delivered a baby girl with a weight of 2.50 at 36th Week. After a week i visited doctor for routine check up. After checking my baby doctor said baby's weight has come down to 2.42 and it is a cause of concern. She said it is dangerous if the weight still goes down. i am breast feeding my baby every day. Please suggest more tips for weight gain so that my baby can become healthy ASAP.


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Dove - posted on 04/29/2016




Keep nursing at least every 2-3 hours. Make sure you are staying well hydrated, eating enough, and getting as much rest as possible. I'm 'assuming' a weight recheck has been scheduled for around 2 weeks? 'Typically' a baby has regained his/her birth weight by 2 weeks, but not always.

I did the weight conversion to lbs and your baby was born about the same weight as my bigger twin. She lost 10oz after birth, but by 2 weeks weighed a bit more than what she was born at. She's a 5'3" 115ish pound 14 year old now. ♥

Jodi - posted on 04/29/2016




My daughter was very small when she was born, and same thing - losing weight would have been a problem (she also did not have a developed sucking reflex). She ended up tube fed with formula to top up my breastfeeding. It is actually very normal for babies to lose weight after birth until their mother's milk comes in fully. It can take anywhere up to 5 days for milk to come in (average of 3 days) but some babies can't wait this long to be fed due to blood sugar issues, health issues, or weight issues.

You haven't mentioned how old your baby is, but I'm assuming it is very young. You may need to consider a small amount of formula feeding to top up until there is some weight gain.

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